Police Apprentice

Hickory, NC
Hickory Police Department

Salary: $14.50 Hourly.

Essential Functions:

  • A person in this position will work directly for the Hickory Police Department, assigned to the Support Services Division as an unarmed uniformed security aide to assist in securing assigned areas throughout the City of Hickory.
  • These assigned areas could vary in physical terrain and locations to include the City of Hickory parks and trail systems, the Downtown Social District, Hickory City Walk and Book Walk, Hickory River Walk, and assist staff at the Arts and Science Center.
  • A person in this position would be conducting security checks of these locations on foot, on a bicycle, or in a motor vehicle, to ensure the safety and security of citizens, personnel, and property.
  • This person will make reports to the proper authority if a situation arises.
  • They will maintain radio communications with the Hickory Police Department Communications Center and will file all necessary reports when required by the Hickory Police Department.
  • This position would make some electronic reports via computer and would require basic computer skills.
  • This person must communicate with the general public in a face-to-face setting in order to give directions and answer inquiries.
  • They will communicate internally with other employees face-to-face, by telephone, or by portable radio in order to receive instructions and information regarding daily duties.


  • Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetics, or the presence of a non-job related medical condition or disability. U.S. Law requires all applicants to furnish proof of identity and right to work in the U.S.
  • Must be between 18 to 20 years of age and possess a high school diploma or currently working on completing a high school diploma.
  • Must meet the criteria for and be accepted to participate in the Apprenticeship NC program through the North Carolina Community Colleges System. This would specifically be through the Catawba Apprenticeship Network at Catawba Valley Community College.
  • Must have a valid Class “C” driver’s license.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony and must undergo a thorough background investigation.
  • Must be able to work part-time duty hours that may vary as scheduled.